Kung Fu, Wisdom and Longevity:
Chinese Martial Arts as a Path Towards Mindfulness and Physical Health
by Alex Lamas

[November 1, 2013]

6PM to 8PM

25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan


Chinese martial arts or Kung Fu as it's known today, was developed by soldiers and ancient warriors as way of self defense. Over the centuries, Kung Fu was eventually adopted by the Buddhist monks of Shaolin and the Taoist priests of Wudang. It was in these temples that Kung Fu was recognized not only as a way of physical fitness but to be practiced as a path toward mindfulness. In this talk, Sifu Alex Lamas will explore the martial history of Kung Fu and how the ancient monastics discovered their health and meditative advantages that still benefit us in the modern day. He will discuss how the Chinese martial arts can counteract today's over-stimulated and over-complicated lifestyles and like the monks of past and present, we might find out how it can be a way to bring us back to our true nature.




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